investor-state disputes | ISDS
Por qué despierta tanta oposición en Europa el TTIP, el acuerdo que creará el mayor mercado del mundo
¿Que hizo que más de 100.000 berlineses salieran a las calles a protestar este fin de semana en la capital alemana?
Las multinacionales quieren que el TTIP les dé carta blanca para privatizar agua, sanidad o educación
Un nuevo estudio del CEO advierte del peligro que supone el tratado comercial UE-EEUU para la "capacidad reguladora de los gobiernos" y para los derechos de los ciudadanos de acceder a servicios públicos.
13-Oct-2015 The Dissident
Le type d’exploitation qui vise à soumettre les Etats et les peuples aux multinationales, impliquant le renoncement des gouvernements à toutes les politiques publiques, nous le reconnaissons dans le TAFTA.
13-Oct-2015 All Africa
The East African Community partner states have agreed on the outstanding trade issues under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA).
9-Oct-2015 The Conversation
Up until now, Australia has never agreed to provide American investors with access to Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), whereas Canada has. In total Canada has faced 35 challenges. Australia has been subjected to only one case.
9-Oct-2015 Australasian Lawyer
Law firms are among the many Australian businesses likely to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
India and EU would soon resume negotiations on the stalled India-EU free trade agreement.
Why the Commission’s proposal for an “Investment Court System” still fails to address the key problems of foreign investors’ privileges
The European Commission intends to announce in mid October its plans to revise the deal in order to add the missing investment protection chapter to it.
7-Oct-2015 Global Trade Online
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries have agreed on language that will allow members to exclude tobacco control measures from the scope of investor-state dispute settlement.
6-Oct-2015 The Global Legal Post
The bankruptcy of oil and gas giant Yukos led to multiple proceedings against the Russian state and some enormous awards.
2-Oct-2015 Info Justice
The new exception validates, rather than assuages, the concerns of those who have been criticizing ISDS systems for many years. Without express carve outs, ISDS provisions do threaten common health and safety regulations.
2-Oct-2015 South Centre
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the most ambiguous and the least understood concepts in international economics. Common debate on FDI is confounded by several myths regarding its nature and impact.
2-Oct-2015 The Edge Markets
Governments will be allowed to block tobacco companies from suing over anti-smoking measures under a US proposal being considered by Pacific trading partners as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
2-Oct-2015 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
There is an obvious need at the investors’ side for a mechanism making it possible to prevent the threatened violation of their investment. It is fair to say that where the violation of the investment is still only potential, notifying the dispute should be the primary tool for investment protection.
2-Oct-2015 The Star
What little we know about the Harper government’s many international trade deals is cause for grave concern.
What are the next steps for investment protection in South Africa, as the country draws up new legislation governing foreign direct investment following the termination of a number of bilateral investment treaties?
1-Oct-2015 La Tribune
La très contestée procédure d’arbitrage prévue dans la futur traité transatlantique ne verra donc pas le jour. Mais cela change-t-il vraiment quelque chose?
Corporate power unbound: investor-state arbitration of IP monopolies on medicines - Eli Lilly v. Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
Despite the deep irony of free trade agreements being subverted to codify and extend anti-competitive monopoly rights the joining of enhanced intellectual property rights (IPRs) and strengthened investor rights is creating a wild-west opportunity for unbounded corporate power.
Canada will likely be left out of a new system proposed by the European Union for settling disputes between countries and corporations—at least for now.